Housekeeper (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 November 2013
we worked between 8 and 12 hour shifts (mostly all 8 in second summer) for 21 days on and then 7 off. You were in a secluded location (2 hours north of Fort Mcmurrary), so adapting to the environment was a must. I learned to be away from my family and respect days of. I also learned to work alone and according to a quota. Management was awesome, co-workers became family. The hardest yet most enjoyable parts were working alone (or in small groups) and meeting/surpassing the expectations of some of the personnel I dealt with.
Wastewater Treatment Operator (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 30 December 2016
Operate, monitor, and inspect water and wastewater treatment plant processes and equipment including pumps, motors, compressors, screens, overhead crane, membranes, chemical pumps and associated equipment.
Clerk/Camp Attendant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 3 December 2016
my first time working in camp. it was a great experience, i worked in administration, helped out wherever i was needed, such as house keeping and in the kitchen. i miss my co-workers and i still keep in touch with most of them after 4 years
Kitchen Worker (Former Employee) – Conklin, AB – 13 November 2016
Working for PTI was an interesting experience. Living and working in the same building, while being away from home for 21 days at a time can be difficult. From my experience, management in this company have a high turnover rate, but are not particularly bad. I enjoyed the people I met through this job and the opportunities I was given through the money that comes with rural hospitality.
Executive Housekeeper (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 23 July 2016
organizing and arranging for 4000 rooms a day are cleaned, scheduling 400 staff and working with a rotation of 21 days on and 7 off, payroll, ordering supplies, disciplines, working in a union environment. working awasy from home in a remote camp.
Customer Service and Wordpress Blogger (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 26 May 2015
Working 10-12 hour days, 21 days in a row with 7 days off. In a very remote area 45 minutes away from the city, a shuttle bus would go into town twice a day. The camp provided accommodation to those working on Oil Sand sites. I would work both in the Tim Hortons coffee shop that PTI owned within the camp, or Housekeeping. The Tim Hortons served those working in Oil Sand sites in the area, and thousands would stand in a very long line-up to get food and drink each day. The Tim Hortons was short staffed but well organized. Staff were incredibly hard working individuals who even in the most stressful of times, managed to greet customers warmly and provide services quickly. Staff became friends and family in such a close-knit environment. Although well paid, it was expensive to leave the camp (and charged to stay on days off), providing a low life-work balance.
Well Paid, Hours to Work, Good Benefits, Fed During Work, Community, Working With People from All Over Canada
1st cook/ camp manager (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 11 January 2014
A typical started about 4:30 am and ended about 8:00 at night. Long shift, and had a 2nd cook and staff. The hardest part of the job was three meals for 200 man camp. Keeping up the demands of the clients, and getting two different lunches out to the Rigs,being transported on the Rig truck. My co-workers had to work in sync with me. at all times. Management would only visit me twice a month, I worked solely also did the office work.